The players had said that they remain uncomfortable about travelling to Lahore for the last match of the ongoing series between the two countries in the UAE. The SLC said that an executive committee meeting was held on Monday and it was unanimously decided to go ahead with tour. The SLC had obtained security clearance from the ICC and the PCB for the game to be held in Lahore. The third T20I is the final match of Sri Lanka's current engagements with Pakistan and the SLC administration had wanted to play at Lahore's Gaddaffi Stadium. That Sri Lanka will tour for the match was confirmed earlier in the day by PCB Chief, Najam Sethi.
New Delhi: A determined Germany made clinical use of the chances that came their way and routed Colombia 4-0 in a round-of-16 match at the Nehru Stadium, on Monday. The German win also opened up the possibility of a mouth-watering clash against Brazil in the quarter final in Calcutta on October 22. It could be Honduras also," said Germany coach Christian Wueck with a smile. No denying credit to Germans but the Colombians are themselves to be blamed for making it look so one-sided. It hardly helped them as midfielder Dennis Jastrzembski picked up his second yellow card of the tournament and would be out for the next match.
more-inThe RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group will invest ₹200 crore in Telangana in the packaged food business, according to an official release on the meeting of Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao and the group chairman Sanjiv Goenka in Kolkata on Monday. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Minister and Goenka group representative. The RPSG group and Telangana also agreed to build backward linkages to farmers and work towards establishing a local vendor base. Mr. Rao also addressed a group of industrialists under the aegis of industry body CII and invited them to invest in the State, the release said.
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England coach Steve Cooper had also made it clear on the first day of their arrival here that his team is playing for the trophy. But then, in a major setback England's star player Jadon Sancho returned to his club Borussia Dortmund. It is disappointing for him," the England coach said. England scored as many as 11 goals and conceded just two. England coach also made it clear that they are not depending upon any individual.
A technology driven career guidance lecture series co-presented by TalentSprint and The Hindu will hold its monthly lecture session on October 21 at IIIT-Hyderabad, Gachibowli. Distinguished speaker in this session will be T N Hari, Human Resources, Big Basket and Strategic advisor at Fundamentum. The lecture, a part of ‘What Industry Wants’ lecture series, will start at 11 a.m. in Seminar Hall 1, Vindhya C6. In the lecture series, industry leaders address fresh graduates on expectations of the market. Importantly, the speakers will also share upcoming career opportunities in India and abroad.
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The official admitted that it is difficult to crack down on online players as most of the websites are hosted abroad. "Gambling agents have a closed group of players and no outsiders are invited. With dedicated forums to host gambling games to live casinos, Indians are playing it all." Jay said it is tough for law enforcement agencies to keep a check on offline and online gambling. While IT laws can be applied on gamble offenders, it is still tough for cops to catch the online operator, agents or players," said Sayta.
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Basanti: A youth accidentally fired an airgun he had recently procured and injured a friend sitting beside him in Basanti, South 24-Parganas, on Saturday night. Sanjay Mandal, the injured, was taken to a local health centre, where doctors said the pellet was lodged in his chest and asked family members to take the youth to a hospital in Calcutta. Sanjay was brought to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, where he underwent surgery for removal of the pellet. Amit Mandal, who fired the airgun, is absconding. "The pellet got accidentally fired," an officer said.
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The team combined their research with documented effects of a historical reference event - the 1934 Bihar-Nepal earthquake that measured 8.1 on the Richter scale - and created a hazard map for a 6.7 magnitude earthquake within 300km of the city. The study has classified soil under Beleghata, Howrah, Park Circus, Salt Lake and Taratala, among other areas, as being at severe risk of liquefaction. The team's liquefaction hazard map, developed through geotechnical investigations at 654 sites across a 435sq km swathe of Calcutta, is expected to guide construction and building-protection activities. "Local authorities need to enforce engineering codes, just as they do fire codes," said Sudhir Jain, professor of civil engineering and director of IIT Gandhinagar. "A number of microzonation studies have been taken up in India, but I haven't seen any benefits on construction."
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"He added, "The 7% interest on loan will be paid by state and Central governments." Rupani also said its execution will put an additional burden of Rs 700 crore on the state exchequer per annum. Later, BJP president Amit Shah said that farmers in Gujarat were paying 16% interest on farm loans during Congress's regime. Now, Vijay Rupani has brought it down to zero per cent," said Shah. "Congress should answer in which state has it offered loan at zero per cent interest to farmers.
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True, our Constitution is a bag of borrowed ideas, but borrowing a few Western ideas is not necessarily bad if such ideas have some value and relevance for us. Individualism is the central theme of most fundamental rights. Fundamental rights and fundamental duties are not co-relative. Thus fundamental duties were inserted by the 42nd amendment in the non-binding Directive Principles chapter rather than in the justiciable fundamental rights chapter. The Preamble and fundamental rights clearly made us a religion-neutral state.
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more-inFatima Nafees, the mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, and some other students were detained by the Delhi Police on Monday while staging a protest outside the High Court. Ms. Nafees suffered minor injuries after which she was taken to a hospital for treatment, the protesting students said. Recalling the day in the first week of November, 2016, Mr. Chaudhary said that history repeated itself. While the students were taken to Barakhamba Road police station, Ms. Nafees and a female student were taken to Tilak Marg police station. Waited for advocatesMr. Singh claimed that Ms. Nafees was asked to leave the police station immediately but she decided to stay.
more-inTwo more persons, including a 26-year-old Manipuri woman, have succumbed to dengue in the Capital, even as the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season has risen to 5,220, as per a municipal report released on Monday. With the latest deaths, the dengue toll in Delhi has risen to three. Dengue claimed its first victim in the Capital on August 1 when a 12-year-old boy died of dengue shock syndrome at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Meena Devi, 49, who hailed from Bihar, died of dengue shock syndrome on September 2. The number of malaria and chikungunya cases recorded in the city till October 14 stood at 1,062 and 683 respectively, said the report by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, which tabulates the data.
The State government had announced a freeze in July on the grant to the colleges fully or partially funded by it if governing bodies were not formed. The teachers alleged that due to the discontinuation of grants, the colleges are now finding it difficult to release salaries to teaching and non-teaching staff. The DUTA informed that in the meeting Mr. Sisodia said that the decision to freeze funds had been taken as a result of the inordinate delay, on the part of the University, to cooperate in the formation of governing bodies in these colleges. In an appeal to Mr. Sisodia, the teachers wrote, “We support your insistence that governing bodies must be fully constituted at the earliest. However, we have now learnt that the colleges are finding it difficult to release salaries to teaching and non-teaching staff.
more-inThe Delhi High Court on Monday expressed its displeasure over the action taken by a Delhi Assembly committee against a senior IAS officer, saying the “unholy fight” between the Centre and the Delhi government could demoralise the bureaucracy. A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar dubbed as “unreasonable” the act of the committee initiating contempt proceedings against Delhi Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty, without considering his request for more time to respond to a show cause notice. This act will demoralise the bureaucracy. It is an unholy fight between you and the (Central) government,” the Bench said.
more-inAhead of Diwali and the onset of winter, strict measures, including shutting down of the Badarpur power plant and improving public transport, to curb air pollution in the National Capital Region would be rolled out on Tuesday. As per a Supreme Court order, the Graded Response Action Plan for the NCR involves stringent measures against burning of waste, industrial pollution and transport sector emissions. Notified by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest in January, this would be the first winter for the plan. Poor air qualityThough the Air Quality Index for Delhi was ‘poor’ on Monday as per the Central Pollution Control Board, the measures prescribed for at least the ‘very poor’ category would be in force all winter. “Theoretically, if all the measures under the very poor category of the plan are implemented fully, then we should not reach severe levels of air pollution.